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Bon Jovi


Hard Rock Live, Hollywood. Florida

July 26, 2012

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by PeterP

Jon Bon Jovi played a one off 'solo' show at the Hard Rock Live,
Hollywood. The first thing that should be said is that the band ' The
Kings of Suburbia' were absolutely fabulous! This 10 piece band with 2
backing singers and including a brass and violinist played as well and
enthusiastically as I've heard in along time.

I've never been a Bon Jovi fan but Jon put on a great show. Not the
greatest singer but engaging and natural, his song selection (apart from
the cliched Shout!) was spot on and engaged the crowd immediately ( not
easy at the Hard Rock). The sound was outstanding all the way through
and I particularly liked his versions of 'Old Time Rock and Roll' and
'Sympathy for the Devil', two favorites of mine played as well as I ever
heard. Jon really knocked it of the park with the less well known
Leonard Cohen 'I'm Your Man'..simply magic.

It was a longish show - 2 hours plus and the crowd were as engaged as
middle aged folks can get and demanded an encore when Jon did a decent
version of Hallelujah concluding with the slightly strange choice of
Wilson Pickett's 6345789.

As this was a one off I would buy a recording ( there isn't one) and
will definitely look out for shows by the Kings of Suburbia.

Classic rock at its best.

This review is the subjective opinion of the individual reviewer and not of ConcertBuzz

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